there on the campaign trail doing what obama didn't do last week -- exposing mitt romney's hard right baggage. with us today, "new york" magazine's john hileman, christian science monitor, liz liz, and henderson henderson from "the washington post," and from "the daily beast," andrew sullivan. thursday night's debate was everything the romney and obama presidential debate had not been. >> you can still preserve the important tant things for middle class taxpayers. >> it's not mathematically possible. >> it's not mathematically possible. it's never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times. >> it has never been done. >> oh, now you're jack kennedy. >> this tuesday night it's back to the main events. barack obama probably will tone it down a bit from biden's intensity. he's going to try to make romney look insincere. here's how bill clinton pulled it off with a gentle dismissal of bob dole in their town hall-style debate back in 1996. >> i think wisdom comes from age, experience and intelligence. and if you have some of each -- and i have some of each age, some experience, some intelligence.